WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Roberto Bautista Agut advanced to the Winston-Salem Open final, beating Viktor Troicki 7-5, 6-7 (2), 6-2 on Friday.
The second-seeded Agut, a 28-year-old from Spain, reached the quarterfinals at the Rio Olympics and joined the field in Winston-Salem as a late wild-card entry after he lost in the first round last week in Cincinnati. He moved one win from his fifth career title and his third this year.
Agut is ranked 17th and seeded 15th in the U.S. Open, which begins next week in New York.
The ninth-seeded Troicki, a 30-year-old from Serbia, is 35th in the ATP rankings.
In the other semifinal, 16th-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain faced Australia's John Millman.